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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF TUNICA COUNTY, DECLARING FEBRUARY, 2013 AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IN TUNICA COUNTY

PROCLAMATION OF
THE BOARD OF
SUPERVISORS
OF TUNICA COUNTY,
DECLARING
FEBRUARY, 2013 AS
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
IN TUNICA COUNTY

WHEREAS, Black History Month has its origins beginning in 1915 when Historian Carter G. Woodson and prominent Minister Jesse E. Moorland began an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by Black Americans and other people of African descendant; and

WHEREAS, in 1926, these men initiated a “Black History Week”; and

WHEREAS, this tradition continued for decades until President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976 calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history”; and

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